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Reclaiming Cities for People: Gil Penalosa on Building Livable Streets
Date Thursday November 13
Time 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
Commonwealth Club
595 Market St, 2nd floor
SF CA 94105
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorCaroline Moriarty-Sacks
Presented by INFORUM, a division of the Commonwealth Club

Learn how San Francisco can become a better city for people on foot, bike and other non-car forms of transportation

How can major cities all over the world reclaim their streets for the people? Gil Penalosa transformed Bogota, Colombia with his Ciclovia project, which opens more than 70 miles of streets to 1.5 million people each week. Penalosa will discuss how the Ciclovia has promoted health and environmentalism, and increased economic vitality and competitiveness. Cities all over the world are following Colombia’s lead and closing their streets to cars, allowing walkers, skaters, and bicyclists to take over the streets. Come hear Penalosa describe how he is helping cities become a part of this international phenomenon, and why it is important for more cities to follow this road less travelled.
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